To ensure a successful repointing of a vCenter Server instance from an embedded to an external Platform Services Controller, all services of the existing embedded Platform Services Controller instance must be running.

1

Log in to a vCenter Server instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.

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Steps

For a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller

Log in to the appliance shell as root.

If you have direct access to the appliance console, press Alt+F1.

If you want to connect remotely, use SSH or another remote console connection to start a session to the appliance.

For a Windows installation of vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller

Log in to the Windows machine as an administrator.

2

Verify that all Platform Services Controller services are running.

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Steps

For a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller

Run the service-control --status --all command.

For a Windows installation of vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller

Select Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

The Platform Services Controller services that must be running are VMware License Service, VMware Identity Management Service, VMware Security Token Service, VMware Certificate Service, and VMware Directory Service.

3

Repeat this procedure for each vCenter Server instance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.